ARED is the 2021 recipient of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program. Indeed, ARED has been identified as an example of successful practice through its efforts, especially those provided to successfully collaborate with the Ministry of National Education of Senegal.
This distinction is awarded to ARED at a time when the world is celebrating International Literacy Day on 8 September 2021. While Senegal commemorates its 46th National Literacy Week (SNA 2021), from 8 to 14 September 2021.
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards aim to shed light on the importance of literacy and the need to promote literacy and encourage reading.
Since 2013, the Library of Congress’ Literacy Awards Program has awarded prizes to 136 institutions in 36 countries. By recognizing the achievements made, the awards aim to enable non-profit organizations to strengthen their involvement in promoting literacy and reading and to encourage collaboration with like-minded organizations.
This distinction is a recognition by a high-reputation international body of the work and results obtained by ARED in promoting the use of national languages.